No one is exempted from abiding with HPA guidelines

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Former President and Interim President of Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that no one will be exempted from abiding with guidelines set out by Health Protection Agency of Maldives.

Former President Maumoon’s remarks on the matter comes while a letter from parliamentarians have been sent to the Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed, requesting for parliamentarians to be allowed to move about even during curfew hours.

In a tweet posted by Former President Maumoon, he stated that all institutions needed to abide by the HPA guidelines set out to curb the Covid-19 virus and that no exemption should be given while the whole country battles to get over the pandemic.

While HPA had annulled the vehicle ban on the roads of Malé between 20:00 and 05:00 which was made effective from February 12 onwards, the curfew from 23:00 till 04:30 is still in place.

According to the latest Covid-19 statistics, of the 139 new cases were recorded yesterday, 89 were from the Malé area, while 31 cases were recorded from inhibited island bringing up the total active cases in the country to 2,497. Currently there are 103 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus across the country. Maldives has recorded 66 deaths.